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Damaged Teeth From Thumb Sucking?

Blog by Dr. Gilbert Lee | October 30th, 2011

Many kids develop problems from thumb sucking that can create lif-long problems unless treated properly.

P.S. an 8 year old old boy came to see Dr. Lee with a very constricted palate due to thumb sucking and mouth breathing. His teeth were splayed or "bucked" due to his oral habit.

Dr. Lee cemented an orthodontic appliance to correct his bite. His mother was relieved that Dr. Lee was able to interupt his habit and correct his bite!